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Gov. Schweitzer's Medicaid privatization gets cool response

HELENA (AP) — Montana lawmakers and others are skeptical about the governor's plan to privatize Medicaid services, especially those who remember a disaster in the mid-1990s to contract out some of those services.

Only recently have health care providers and interested lawmakers started learning about plans brewing in the Schweitzer administration to consider a test letting a private, managed-care firm conduct run Medicaid in part of the state. The Lee Newspapers State Bureau first reported on the plans.

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